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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan completes three years: Top 10 quotes from PM Narendra Modi’s speech

The Clean India Campaign was launched on the day of Gandhi Jayanti in 2014, completing three years the initiative has emerged as a top priority for the government.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 2, 2017 4:28 pm
Narendra Modi, Swacch Bharat Mission, Swacchata Hi Seva, Clean India, Gandhi Jayanti, Mahatma Gandhi, Vigyan Bhawan, Modi Swacha Bharat, Modi Gandhi, Modi Mission, India News, Indian Express Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Swachh Bharat Diwas function in New Delhi on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

The Swachh Bharat Mission launched by Prime MInister Narendra Modi completed three years on Monday. To mark the occasion, Modi addressed a gathering at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi and concluded the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ fortnight. The initiative was launched on Gandhi Jayanti in 2014.

Here are the top 10 quotes from PM Modi’s speech:

  1. The dream of swacchata cannot be achieved even if 100 Mahatma Gandhis or 1,000 Narendra Modis or even all the CMs and governments come together, but if 125 crore Indians come together that dream can be easily fulfilled.
  2. Despite criticism from the media and other entities, we remained dedicated towards the swacchata mission because we believe the path shown by Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi) can never be wrong.
  3. There is a general agreement among us all that there should be cleanliness, but the only gap that remains is —  who will do it?
  4. By the end of five years of the government, media will start showing you images of those people who were running away from Swacchata.
  5. The Swachhata Abhiyan now does not belong to Bapu, central government, state governments or civic bodies, today Swachhata Abhiyan has become a mission for the common man of this country.
  6. The success of the Swachh Bharat Mission is not mine, I don’t claim this success, it belongs to the people.
  7. A positive competitive atmosphere has been created in the country where cities are competing to be ranked on top on the cleanliness index.
  8. If society contributes to the initiatives of the government we can achieve the highest levels of education as well with the same teachers and infrastructures that are being developed. Without the societal contribution, nothing is possible.
  9. If we work together the dream of Swachh Baharat is possible, and Indians have shown that in last three years.
  10. Let’s not put matters of social development in the political arena, instead, let’s work with a collective responsibility, change will surely take place.

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  1. SIXEF PI
    Oct 3, 2017 at 10:06 am
    October 03, 2017. Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, the USA. “Truth can be sweet or bitter. Truth always prevails, therefore, must be told and/or high-lighted ©Sixef Pi (2017).” Moreover, ‘Talk is cheap’. Please read all elevan(11) detailed comments consecutively posted hereunder about the latest deadly and dire environmental situation in India. In reference to ongoing Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and September 14th, 2017 article led: ‘Cover your nose when you visit this posh south Delhi market’ by Baishali Adak and the September 26, 2017 article led: “Toilet ek sham katha? Open Defecation-Free claims under Swachh Bharat ring hollow in Rajasthan” by Dev Ankur Wadhawan. Both these articles were published by in the ‘India Today’ published in India. I also draw reader’s attention to another very eye-opening and very informative article led: “The Plastic you drink everyday” written by Dan Morrison and Christopher Tyree published by EL UNIVERSAL journal in Mexico.
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    1. SIXEF PI
      Oct 3, 2017 at 10:05 am
      October 03, 2017. Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, the USA “Truth can be sweet or bitter. Truth always prevails, therefore, must be told and/or high-lighted ©Sixef Pi (2017).” Moreover, ‘Talk is cheap’. Please read all eleven(11) detailed comments consecutively posted hereunder about the latest deadly and dire environmental situation in India. # Comment No.1 of 11: It is a well-known fact documented and presented by various newspaper articles and international TV documentaries about India, that in India, in its major metropolitan, inner cities, towns villages, poor people not only drink, but lives on and eat pollutant and chemicals leached out of plastics and human/animal waste too!! It is simply because, the corruption, nepotism and bribery and religious bigotry and divisive communal class system is deeply rooted in the Indian politicians, and employees of civil service, govt. offices, military and academic organizations in every States of the Republic of India.
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      1. SIXEF PI
        Oct 3, 2017 at 10:03 am
        October 03, 2017. Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, the USA “Truth can be sweet or bitter. Truth always prevails, therefore, must be told and/or high-lighted ©Sixef Pi (2017).” Moreover, ‘Talk is cheap’. # Comment No. 2 of 11: It is a sad and shameful situation even all these years after India’s independence in 1947. Indian Politicians and Govt. Employees from the Local, State and Central Govertment are corrupt and wants wealth by hook and crook. They never miss an opportunity for a ‘Photo-Op’. In 2014, during so-called ‘Swachha Bharat’ Abhiyan (Clean India Program), a nationwide event/program organized by Ruling Govt.. All Politicians, Ministers (including the Prime-Minister Narendra Modi!) from the Ruling party, Govt. employees, and CEOs Chairmen of several big Indian Companies of India took-up a Broom and went to clean about 20 feet of Street near their own home, of course, always in presence of TV Cameras, Newspaper Journalists and Photographers for a ‘G Show’!
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        1. SIXEF PI
          Oct 3, 2017 at 10:02 am
          October 03, 2017. Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, the USA “Truth can be sweet or bitter. Truth always prevails, therefore, must be told and/or high-lighted ©Sixef Pi (2017).” Moreover, ‘Talk is cheap’. # Comment No. 3 of 11: Next day onward, except the local sanitation worker from local PWD, no Politicians, Govt. Ministers, Employee and CEO/Chairmen of Indian companies showed up to clean the street. Cleaning streets is real work, very backbreaking hard work, and there were no TV Camera and Journalist present. The ‘Swachha Bharat’ Abhiyan is supposed to be a part of ‘g ’ policy of Indian Govt. for ongoing and/or permanent efforts to clean India its Land, Water (rivers, lakes, streams, wells), and Air environment out of variety of pollution and contaminations. Hugh amount of money allocated in the national budget every years since the initiation of the ‘Swachha Bharat’ program in 2014. However, corrupt politicians never miss to divert and pocket these monies.
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          1. SIXEF PI
            Oct 3, 2017 at 10:01 am
            October 03, 2017. Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, the USA “Truth can be sweet or bitter. Truth always prevails, therefore, must be told and/or high-lighted ©Sixef Pi (2017).” Moreover, ‘Talk is cheap’. # Comment No. 4 of 11: Nothing changed since the day one of the ‘Swachha Bharat’ abhiyan, as day by day, Air, Water and Land of India is getting more polluted. When the readers are in Bombay (INDIA), for visual proof, please travel by suburban trains: 1.) Harbour branch local train from the VT station to Vashi (New Bombay) station 2.) Central Railway’s local train from Dadar station to Kalyan Junction and 3.) Western Railway’s local train from Parel to Virar station. Look out of the windows (both sides) of running train, Readers will find people doing exactly what I have written in Comment No.1 above. What more, you will also see so many vegetable [Coriander (Cilantro), Chilli, Okara, Tomatos, Eggplant etc. grown on the Railway’s land very next to railway tracks.
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